Fossils and whipersnappers

Robert Reeves (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 06:21:24 -0600

>The bottom line is that those "aging old fossils" just might have
>something to offer that can be found nowhere else and this should be
>considered before thoughtlessly grouping them into a category which
>might possibly imply that they are being set aside with yesterday's
>>From - one middle aged fossil who greatly respects and
>appreciates those "aging old fossils".

One hope I had in my "fossil comment" was that it would darg out the
answer to the real question that has been worrying me about the
future of amateur astronomy.  In a way, I use the interest in satellite
tracking as a barometer for guaging part of this.  My worry is, like
I said before, that interest in astronomy and space peaked "my"
generation (I'm in my 50s) and is on an overall wane in the 1990's
and beyond.

popular with following generations as it was with mine.

So, Viper, welcome to our world and may you pass the spirit on to
later generations.

Robert Reeves  
520 Rittiman Rd.
San Antonio, TX          210-828-9036       
U.S.A.                        29.484N  98.440W  200 meters